Welcome to the East Central Ohio Pilots Association

The East Central Ohio Pilots Association is one of the most established pilot groups in the nation serving our regional aviation community.  Organized in 1962, the purpose of the Association is to promote General Aviation and voice an opinion on Government Legislation, Rules and Regulations that affect General Aviation.  An active history includes coordinating educational events, hosting social activities, civic involvement, and providing flight scholarship funding.  The Organization also provides Social and Recreational Activities for Members and Friends.  Membership is comprised of both active and retired, private and commercial pilots, and others involved in aviation.

Our associated entity, the ECOPA Education & Safety Foundation, is recognized as a 501 c3 not for profit corporation.


Safety Seminar with Rose Marie Kern at POV May 20th

Air Safety seminar at Portage County airport (KPOV), hangar 8 on the north side. Speaker is author Rose Marie Kern, who works ATC/flight service and writes for several publications, including Plane and Pilot News.  She will be speaking about the new ICAO flight plan requirements and self-briefing on the Pilotweb site. Refreshments and WINGS credit will be offered. Sign up online at www.faasafety.gov. Fly in/drive in. Inquiries to ecopa.rsvp@gmail.com.  Check our her website at... read more

2017 Scholarship Awards Dinner at Whiskey Ranch Wed, May 17th

Our annual Scholarships Awards Dinner will be held at the Whiskey Ranch at CAK airport on Wednesday, May 17th at 6:30.  This years scholarships will be awarded and member Steve Smith will be speaking about his recent glider training adventure in Arizona! Dinner buffet includes Texas pot roast, southern fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and mixed vegetables. Reservations can be made through Eventbrite or by email to ecopa.rsvp@gmail.com.  You can also download the reservation form in the April newsletter HERE to submit via mail. Reservations are due by May 10th.... read more

2017 Scholarship Deadline is almost here!

The deadline for application submission for the 2017 ECOPA Education & Safety Scholarship is only a few days away!  Applications are due this Thursday, March 30th.  Click HERE to download the application form.  Scholarship winners will be notified at the end of April.  Good... read more

Pilot Perks

Discount Program

Don’t forget to use your PilotPerks discount at local businesses to receive your discount! Show the participating business your ECOPA membership card to receive your discount! Click HERE for program details and participating businesses!

38D Grille

Aero Pro Avionics @ 1G1

American Winds


Carroll County Airport Restaurant

Castle Aircraft Maintenance

Crossroads Cafe

Eagle Flight Simulation

JB Chops

Premier Flight Academy @ 3G3

Steiner Aviation

Tin Goose Diner

The Whiffletree Restaurant

Whiskey Ranch


Congratulations John Malene!

Congratulations to John Malene, winner of ECOPA’s 2016 Meritorious Service Award!  For several decades, John has contributed so much to aviation in the Akron area and is the epitome of what this award is all about!  John has been awarded both the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award and the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award.  Thank you John for all you do and... read more

2015 Scholarship Award Winners

The 2015 ECOPA Scholarship winners are Willis Elkins, Jack Backhurst, Brett Fish, and Karis Bolden.  Congratulations to these four outstanding young future pilots!  We look forward to watching you achieve your aviation dreams! read more

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